Results for Infectious Diseases

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightSaudi Arabia worst hit by MERS

    June 17, 2019

    A study on the prevalence of MERS-CoV in Gulf Corporation Council countries shows the virus has taken its greatest toll in Saudi Arabia.

  • International Research HighlightInvestigating immune responses

    February 12, 2019

    A molecule produced by hepatitis B virus prompts the body’s immune cells to leap into action.

  • International Research HighlightGenetic make-up and its impact on viral infection

    February 12, 2019

    A fast and simple approach for analysing people’s genetic make-up and the viruses that infect them could reveal molecular information that can be used to improve prevention and treatment of disease.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightMERS virus evades immune responses

    September 26, 2017

    A single surface protein helps the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) survive by inhibiting the immune system.

  • International Research HighlightGrape-derived antiviral drug could treat MERS

    September 10, 2017

    Initial investigations show an antiviral drug, derived from grape and cranberry plants, could also be effective against the virus that causes MERS.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightPotential for a MERS antibody therapy

    April 11, 2017

    Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome may produce sufficient antibodies to help fight the viral infection in more recentvictims.

  • International Research HighlightHepatitis B: Predict, treat, avoid

    December 16, 2016

    A biomarker has been found that can help predict the reactivation of the hepatitis B virus in immunosuppressed patients.

  • International Research Highlight‘Young blood’ a defence against infection

    December 2, 2016

    Signatures of a more potent and durable immune response may explain why children fend off chronic hepatitis C infection better than adults.

  • International Research HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control

    November 2, 2016

    The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightPeptide promise for diagnostics

    August 17, 2016

    Rapid diagnosis of HIV may soon be possible thanks to a novel peptide-based diagnostic tool.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightGene tweak induces stronger immunity

    August 14, 2016

    Changing the switch that turns on vaccine protein production elicits a stronger immune response against malaria and influenza in mice.

  • International Research HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control

    August 11, 2016

    The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

  • International Research HighlightPromising protein target

    August 11, 2016

    A structural analysis of proteins in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus reveals a promising new target for treatments.